The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 404 400 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.026% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2965 2783 3101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.25% 11.93% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1897 1839 1920
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 83 140
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in London

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Top 14 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP.

1 4 (100.00%) LTE
2 3 (75.00%) RNC
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 3 (75.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) VoLTE
2 3 (75.00%) SGSN
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
2 3 (75.00%) RNC
2 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 3 (75.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) VoLTE
2 3 (75.00%) SGSN
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Verification Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DSP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco